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Sherry Tucker, BA, BSW, RSW

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I wanted to express gratitude to Sherry Tucker being for being an important part of our families’ road to understanding “healthy attachment”. Our first session with Sherry, she actually understood the behaviour/symptom challenges we were experiencing with our child, we didn’t even have to explain most of it!! We had been to numerous professionals and none could help guide us to useful, positive strategies to help deal with some of the behaviour challenges we were facing on a daily basis.

 

In the first session she gave us strategies that worked, and more importantly without judgement. We immediately felt confident with her and when applying the “reframing” techniques the successes came fast.  We are so grateful to have tools that we could use with confidence. She has been an amazing advocate accompanying us to meetings, helping to “reframe” others’ thinking as well in order to help our child’s future. It is so amazing we found someone who is there for our family, always being compassionate, honest, caring, humorous, and supportive when the going gets tough. We have seen her for just under a year and it’s been unbelievable the transformation in our child, our empathetic parenting style and the strength of our family unit. I will always recommend Sherry to anyone who has some difficult, challenging behaviours with their children/family as she knows her stuff!
– Forever grateful

 

Sherry Tucker is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Sherry has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. Sherry is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Social Work through the University of Regina and will graduate in June 2018.

 

Sherry has training in Clinical Counselling, Marital Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Intensive Applied Behavioural Analysis (IABA), Restorative Justice, Threat Assessment Training, Trauma Systems Training, Attachment Training, and Collaborative Problem Solving. In addition, Sherry has completed extensive research on neurodevelopment, trauma, and attachment. Sherry utilizes her experience, knowledge, and training to work with children, teenagers, families, individuals, and couples.

 

Children

Sherry utilizes her knowledge of neurodevelopment and training in attachment theory to assist parents/caregivers and children to develop closer bonds and address children’s behavioural concerns. Sherry provides assessments of children and families and develops an integrative strategy to assist the family.  Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, skills training and somatosensory activities, Sherry works alongside children and families to help them address their concerns.

 

Teenagers

The transition to adulthood is a difficult one for most children. Teenagers today experience more pressure than ever before. Balancing school, family and work obligations can be difficult even for adults. The added strain of traversing the road to independence can at times seem like too much for some adolescents. Sherry builds a foundation of trust with teenagers which allows them to express themselves through art therapy, talk therapy, and family therapy. With the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Attachment Therapy.

 

Individuals
Sherry helps individuals navigate life’s obstacles and address their concerns in a non-judgemental and direct way. Sherry utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Art Therapy to assist individuals in dealing with a variety of difficulties.

Sherry has worked extensively with children, teenagers, and individuals who have been diagnosed with or experienced:

  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Attachment Disruptions
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Autism
  • Parental Alienation
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harm
  • Parent Teen conflict
  • Communication issues
  • Oppositional Defiance disorder
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Self-Exploration/self-improvement
  • Family of origin concerns

Couples
Sherry has training in Gottman’s couple’s therapy and has assisted couples in increasing intimacy and closeness in their relationship. Through increased communication skills, couples are able to develop the necessary strategies to increase their satisfaction and sense of fulfillment within their relationship. Sherry has assisted couples who have experienced:

  • Trust issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Extra-marital affairs
  • Parenting disagreements/difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Lack of Intimacy
  • Retirement planning
  • Divorce/Separation
  • High Conflict Divorce Solutions/New Ways for Families

Sherry has given numerous information sessions and conference presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Retirement planning
  • Attachment and Neurodevelopment
  • Sensory regulation
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Team building
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting strategies

If you are interested in a particular topic, have a topic you would like presented at a conference or wish for more information please contact Aspire Too.

 

Sherry also offers the following  Assessment  Services Including:

Sherry is a wife and mother, with years of experience in working with individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. When she is not assisting children, individuals, or families you will find Sherry knitting a baby blanket or pretending she can play golf with her family.

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